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Name: GARDÉPÉE
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 10/01/1925
Completed: 02/1925
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 386
Dimensions: 4517grt, 2774nrt, 399.7 x 52.9 x 24.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 42 & 70 x 48ins), 427nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148554
History:
02/1925 Treherbert SS Co Ltd (Morel Ltd), London
1925 Renamed TREHERBERT
1938 Pontypridd SS Co Ltd (Morel Ltd), London
1939 Crest Shipping Co Ltd, London; renamed BELCREST
14/02/1942 Sank
Comments: 14/02/1942: Sank after being torpedoed by Italian submarine MICHELE
BIANCHI in about 55N – 19W on a voyage from Halifax to Newport (UK).